I have been through many lawyers in my quest for custody of my children. Chris Nesi is the first lawyer that gave me his cell phone number and actually called me back on the weekends - regardless of the time. Usually, I would wait days for a lawyer to call me back. That's not all, when we got to court, Chris mopped the floor with my ex's attorney!!! I now have sole custody of my children and I am receiving more child support than I expected! I would recommend Chris Nesi to anyone who wants a lawyer who will fight for them and your kids!!! Thanks a million Chris.

Child Custody client

I have had past experiences with lawyers, they were too busy to answer phone calls but quick to bill. Chris Nesi was different. He was amazing. He was kind, knowing our case very well, and really cared about our family. Chris Nesi was so wonderful, that i can not find the words to express what a great job he did for us.

Summer T, Child Custody client

Mr. Nesi was able to achieve everything I asked of him. He was professional and an outstanding lawyer. I recommend Mr. Nesi to anyone in need of a divorce lawyer.

Lisa, Divorce client

This is my first experience with an attorney. I had seen Mr. Nesi in court representing another client. The representation was so great that I left the court room to get his business card, I called him the same day. Chris Nesi is currently representing me and I am thrilled. Chris Nesi is tremendous at what he does.

Nicholas S, Child Custody client

Michigan Child Support Attorney

Child Support

Child support is a specified amount of money that one parent of a minor child pays to the other parent for the support of that child. In most cases, one parent will have primary custody of the minor child and the other parent will be ordered to pay child support to the parent having primary custody.

Child support orders may be issued as part of a divorce settlement, family support case, paternity action, or interstate child support case. Child support continues until a child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever is later, but does not continue past the age of 19 ½.

In 1987, Michigan began to use a standard child support formula. The purpose of the formula is to ensure that children receive adequate financial support based upon their needs and the actual resources of each parent. The formula takes into account factors such as the income of each parent, family size, child care expenses, other minor children, and preexisting support orders. The amount of child support charged to a parent is determined by using this formula. If a judge sets an amount different from the amount recommended by the formula, the reasons must be stated either in writing or on the record.

The Michigan Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act gives the Friend of the Court the authority to enforce a court's order of child support. Generally, each county in Michigan has its own Friend of the Court office to assist parents with collecting or modifying child support.

Under federal and Michigan law, failure to pay child support may be a felony criminal offense. In this case, instead of the Friend of the Court seeking enforcement, charges will be brought by county prosecutors or the Michigan Attorney General. Federal charges are filed and prosecuted by the United States Attorney's office. Under these laws, not paying child support can result in arrest and even imprisonment.

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